Four new faces drafted into Doncaster Council's ruling cabinet

Four new faces have been brought onto Doncaster Council's cabinet today, including former Doncaster MP Caroline Flint’s husband.

By David Kessen
Thursday, 13th May 2021, 2:01 pm

Mayor Ros Jones has announced changes to the cabinet followed her re-election and it is a 50-50 split of men and women.

The new members inlude Edlington Coun Phil Cole, who is married to former Don Valley MP Ms Flint, and who will be cabinet member for finance; Conisbrough Coun Lani-Mae Ball, who will lead on education, skills and young people; Thorne Coun Mark Houlbrook who will lead on the sustainability and waste portfolio, and Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall Coun Andrea Robinson who will be cabinet member for adult social care.

Mrs Jones will be overall responsible for the budget and policy direction whilst Deputy Mayor, Cllr Glyn Jones will focus on housing and business.

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The full list of cabinet members is:

Mayor – Ros Jones Deputy mayor – Coun Glyn Jones Highways, Infrastructure and Enforcement – Coun Joe Blackham Sustainability and Waste – Coun Mark Houlbrook Adult Social Care – Coun Cllr Andrea Robinson Finance – Coun Phil Cole Education, Skills and Young People – Coun Lani-Mae Ball Children’s Social Care, Communities and Equalities – Coun Rachael Blake Corporate Resources – Coun Cllr Jane Nightingale Public Health, Leisure, Culture and Planning – Coun Nigel Ball

Mrs Jones said: “My ambition for the borough remains undented, I have appointed a cabinet that will push Doncaster forward, tackling our big issues including; Covid recovery, economic growth, caring for the most vulnerable, tackling climate change, enhancing our environment, boosting the educational achievements of our young people and promoting all age learning and skills for our residents.

“As our new journey begins my 10-year strategy will be introduced to deliver thriving People, Places and Planet. As a society we must act now to tackle the climate crisis and ensure we leave a safe and healthy planet for future generations.

“I want all parts of the borough to benefit, me and my cabinet will work with all councillors to bring real change and improvements for our people and our places. Doncaster is a large and wonderful borough, with amazing communities and I want to maximise and focus on our opportunities, so will be leading with ambition, determination and pace.”

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